The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. This time, though, the track will be covered in clay.
The Cup Series is at Bristol for the Food City Dirt Race after last weekend’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 went down to the wire at Martinsville.
Last year’s Bristol spring race was the first NASCAR Cup Series dirt race since 1970. Joey Logano evaded a few multicar wrecks to earn the win.
NASCAR LINEUP AT BRISTOL: Starting order, pole
Logano fell just short of earning a momentous comeback win at Martinsville. Now, he hopes to rediscover the magic he found on Bristol’s clay.
Here is everything you need to know about Sunday’s Cup Series race, the Food City Dirt Race, including the start time and TV channel.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: Food City Dirt Race
- Date: Sunday, April 17
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET
While NASCAR lists 7 p.m. ET as the start time for the race, customary prerace ceremonies will push the green flag waving to 7:04 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: Fox (U.S.) | TSN (Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Fox Sports will again have coverage of Sunday’s race with the broadcast of the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. After moving to FS1 last weekend for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville, the Cup Series returns to Fox.
Mike Joy will be on the call for the lap-by-lap action, and he’ll be joined by analysts Clint Bowyer and Darrell Waltrip. Fox has been using a rotating set of analysts to replace Jeff Gordon, who is back with Hendrick Motorsports.
Those hoping to stream the race can find it on Fox Sports Go or via fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Viewers in Canada can find the race on TSN.
NASCAR Cup Series schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|April 17||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|April 24||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway||3 p.m.||Fox||MRN|
|May 1||DuraMAX Drydene 400||Dover Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 8||Cup Series race at Darlington||Darlington Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 15||Cup Series race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 22||NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 22||NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 29||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||Fox||PRN|
|June 5||Cup Series race at WWTR||World Wide Technology Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 12||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||4 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|June 26||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||5 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 3||Kwik Trip 250||Road America||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 10||Quaker State 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 17||Ambetter 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|July 24||Cup Series race at Pocono||Pocono Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|July 31||Verizon 200||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||3 p.m.||NBC||IMS Radio|
|Aug. 7||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 14||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 21||Go Bowling at the Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Aug. 27||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR schedule 2022: Playoff races
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 4||Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||USA||MRN|
|Sept. 17||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Sept. 25||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||USA||PRN|
|Oct. 2||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 9||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 16||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 23||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|